‘Disparate Impact’ Hits Below The Belt …

August 18, 2015

By John S. Rosenberg at National Review

... or lowers the bar on where the belt should be

Inside Higher Ed reports that officials at Arkansas’s Henderson State University recently posted signs banning “saggy pants” on campus. The signs were taken down after protests from students that the ban “targeted black students.”

Both the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union,” Inside Higher Ed notes, have criticized such bans, “noting that they stifle free expression and disproportionately affect young black men.” Even F.I.R.E., whose protection of individual rights on campus is invaluable, seems to regard student belt levels a civil liberties issue...

Schools: Henderson State University